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or evaded might escape. the reader who did not give special attention to the manner of it. General Johnson had had sufficient time after his defeat at Resaca to fortify himself strongly in the naturdent approaches. A courier dashed up; he hands the Adjutant a document. It is an order from Johnson, announcing that the Southern cavalry had cut the railroad, behind Sherman, and completely sevever the left! in a horn! and what will come next! Big Shanty, Georgia, June 17, 1864. Joe Johnson holds steadily on his position, twenty-six miles north of Atlanta, though the heavy skirmish skirmished all the afternoon with the enemy, whose line was crowded back steadily until dark. Johnson's division (now commanded by Brigadier-General King, during General Johnson's absence, from theGeneral Johnson's absence, from the effects of a late wound,) and Davis' division advanced their lines, but their efforts to find an enemy in their front failed, as the enemy had deserted that portion of the line entirely. Pine Knob
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Monument to the Confederate dead at the University of Virginia. (search)
life of push and drive and clutch and scrape for wealth, aye for bread—the hum-drum, dead-level, feeble, shallow, selfish life you live to-day-look back upon your soldier life. Gaze upon it, in the hallowing light of the past. The look will do you good, through and through. One thing at least is clear. If there is any part or portion of your life, in which you were where you should have been and did what you should have done—it is the great Olympiad of 1861 to 1865, when you followed Joe Johnson and Robert Lee. And what a life that following opened to us. Every experience, every effort, every emotion, was deep with all its depth, and strong with all its strength, and strained the soul. Its perils and its sufferings, its heroism and its devotion—its pathos, its terror, its enthusiasm, its triumphs—all these were ecstacies and agonies, were earthquakes and tempests, compared with which the experiences of our life to-day are trite and tame indeed. You who witnessed the sprin
A Hoosier General is a Tight place --The following is a portion of the leading editorial of the New York Herald, of Saturday morning, June 22: "The most exciting news we have to record to-day, is that which reaches us from Harrisburg, to the effect that the gallant Indiana regiment of Col. Wallace, which has been so active in dispersing the enemy at Romney has been surrounded at Cumberland, Md. by a force of 10,000 rebels, commanded, no doubt, by Gen. Joe Johnson, and all chances of retreat cut off This disastrous intelligence reached Harrisburg yesterday, and immediately a strong force, consisting of Colonel Biddle's Rifles and Colonel Simmon's Infantry Regiment were ordered to start, with four days rations, to the assistance of Colonel Wallace's command. They left list night by way of Hopewell and Bedford, and we must a wait with anxiety the result of their mission. The regiment of Colonel Wallace is composed of a very brave and daring set of fellows — the same who, befo
-The contracts for the supply of stationery for the House of Representatives has been awarded. The principal successful bidders are Messrs. Price & Co., Philadelphia; Dallin, New York, and Philips & Solomon, Washington City. Welcome to senator Johnson, of Tennessee. Washington, June 22. --Senator Johnson, of Tennessee, was to-night welcomed by a serenade, and a large concourse of citizens were in attendance. Affairs at Alexandria. Alexandria, June 22. --At the close Senator Johnson, of Tennessee, was to-night welcomed by a serenade, and a large concourse of citizens were in attendance. Affairs at Alexandria. Alexandria, June 22. --At the close of three weeks of constant watchfulness, with expectation continually strong in rumors of attacks and advances, the report of all quiet has only again to be repeated. The erection of new batteries at some points below, on the Potomac, by the Secessionists, the stoppage of the coal boats from going down the river, and the re-arrest of Capt. Ball, of the Confederate Cavalry, who took the oath of allegiance, are among the rumors this evening. On inquiry at the coal yards, the rumored stopped
tain. Your correspondent saw a small scout near Shepherdstown. The Confederate pickets no longer show themselves at Shepherdstown, but they are known to be concealed as near as two miles back from the river, and a rumor is general that General Johnson, at the head of four regiments, has entered the neck, and is stationed seven miles from Williamsport. This report needs confirmation although it is generally believed at Williamsport. Hugh Brennan, a private in Company F. of the 24th er trial by court-martial, and will probably be shot. John M. Stonebracker, a prominent Secessionist, who held a commission in the Virginia militia, endeavored to get his company in the Confederate service. Failing to do this he supplied Gen. Johnson's troops with provisions at the Ferry, he having two brothers in the Confederate army. He came into Maryland on Friday, and was arrested by order of Gen. Negley, at his mother's house, at Sharpsburg, where he was concealed under a sofa. He i
Loss of great Generals. The South has suffered severely during this war in the loss of distinguished Generals. They expose themselves in every battle, and sometimes, we think, unnecessarily. And yet, irreparable as their loss seems at the time, the cause has continued to prosper. When Albert Sydney Johnston — considered by many the first military genius of America — fell, despondent feelings oppressed many minds; but the flag he vindicated still waves in triumph.--When that great strategist and heroic spirit, Joe Johnson, was disabled at a most critical hour, at the battle of the Seven Pines, the loss was repaired and Richmond redeemed. And though our glorious Jackson is gone, the cause, the men, and the leaders, still remain, who, under the blessings of Providence, will hurl back the myrmidons of tyranny as fast as their footsteps profane our soi
the same General. Should the latter, however, turn out to be the correct version of Kirby Smith's movements it would show that no apprehension is felt as to the ability of our forces to maintain their position at Port Hudson. At all events, the failure of Grant and Banks in their respective operations is now placed beyond all reasonable doubt, and as they were both parts of the same plan, and were doubtless intended to co-operate to the same ends, the whole Yankee campaign may be considered as a complete failure. General Joe Johnson has now, or ought to have, the game into his own hands, and we trust that he will not be slow to avail himself of the brilliant opportunity thus given him to achieve something more than a barren triumph in the Southwest. We have had so many glorious victories leading to no appreciable results, that a battle followed by substantial benefits to our cause would be hailed by the whole country as the inauguration of a new era in the conduct of this war.